New York, April 11, 2012 — The 100,000 Jobs Mission, a coalition of 41 companies committed to hiring at least 100,000 veterans by 2020, collectively hired 12,179 veterans through March 31, 2012. This number is up from 6,606 veterans hired through the end of December 2011 when the coalition was 21 companies.
In the first quarter of 2012, the following companies joined the coalition: ACADEMI, Anheuser-Busch, Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC), The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, Enterprise Holdings, Ernst & Young LLP, Fidelis, Frontier Communications, IBM, Johnson Controls, Lockheed Martin, Merck, Orbis, Inc., Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., Swift Transportation, Target, Time Warner, Total System Services, Inc. (TSYS), Toys"R"Us, Inc. and United Health Group.
"The momentum keeps building for this mission to find our nation's veterans great jobs when they return home," said Frank Bisignano, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Mortgage Banking at JPMorgan Chase & Co., a founding member of the 100,000 Jobs Mission. "To think of what this group has accomplished by working together is remarkable. We nearly doubled hiring in three months, and we hope to double it again in the next three months."
The 100,000 Jobs Mission was launched in March 2011 by 11 companies and has grown to 41 companies in one year. 100,000 Jobs Mission members are committed to hiring veterans, reporting results and sharing best practices on recruiting, hiring, training, assimilating and retaining veterans. The 100,000 Jobs Mission is focused on expanding the coalition with other companies committed to providing employment opportunities for transitioning military members and veterans.
Companies participating in the 100,000 Jobs Mission had this to say:
"AT&T is proud to be involved in this important effort. It's a mission that lines up perfectly with our longstanding hiring priorities. AT&T has aggressively recruited veterans for decades, in part because the technical skills and leadership experience gained in the military transfer very well to our company and culture. Veterans who contributed to disciplined, motivated and successful teams in the military fit right in, and feel right at home, at AT&T." — Scott Smith, Senior Vice President of Human Resource Operations at AT&T
"Cisco is committed to helping give our nation's veterans the opportunity to utilize their valuable skills and experience to secure meaningful jobs in the private sector. We are proud to be a 100,000 Jobs Mission partner and believe that, as a result of the collaborative efforts of its partners, the Coalition will meet its hiring goal. In addition, Cisco is pleased to work with Coalition members on important skills training, education, credentialing and community programs for our newest generation of veterans and their spouses, support that is critical for the ongoing success of our military families." — Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Cisco
"EMC remains committed to the goal of the 100,000 Jobs Mission as one of its founding members. We have had great success in hiring our nation's veterans over the years and remain committed to support these brave individuals when they are ready to reenter the private sector workforce and throughout their careers." — Jack Mollen, Executive Vice President of Human Resources at EMC Corporation
"The momentum keeps building for this mission to find our nation's veterans great jobs when they return home. To think of what this group has accomplished by working together is remarkable. Our collective efforts are not simply about helping veterans find jobs but also providing them with the skills and support they need to turn that job into a meaningful career. Long-term success requires that we put as much effort into assimilating, retaining and promoting veterans as we do on recruiting and hiring them." — Frank Bisignano, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Mortgage Banking at JP Morgan Chase & Co.
"We are proud to be a part of this important initiative. As a leading global communications company, Verizon is always looking for strong leaders to help us stay competitive in the marketplace. With their superb training, discipline and experience in supporting our country, our more than 12,000 veterans contribute their skills across the entire spectrum of jobs in our company. We would not be the best in our industry without them." — Claudia Healy, Vice President, Human Resources – Verizon
"Veterans are at the heart of the training and services ACADEMI provides. We are very proud to be part of the 100,000 Jobs Mission, providing an opportunity for veterans to continue their proud service to our country in a civilian capacity." — Ted Wright, President and Chief Executive Officer of ACADEMI
"We are honored to be a part of this important initiative. As our business continues to grow, we need men and women who possess the integrity, training, skills and leadership experience that are typical of America's military veterans. Our long experience in hiring men and women who have served their country has proven that they are well-suited to the task of helping us achieve operational excellence and providing our customers with a consistently outstanding rental experience." — Ronald L. Nelson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Avis Budget Group
"We are honored to be a member of the 100,000 Job Mission. Enterprise has a longstanding relationship with the U.S. military that dates back to company founder Jack Taylor, my father, and his military service. A Navy veteran, he named the company after the World War II USS Enterprise, the ship on which he served as a decorated pilot. Enterprise was built on the very principles that were instilled in my father when he served, and I am proud to say our business has continued to honor that part of its heritage by hiring and supporting those who have served in the military." — Andy Taylor, Chairman and CEO of Enterprise Holdings
"I am proud of Ernst & Young's commitment to hiring the best from all facets of life, including those who have served. Our veterans bring a wealth of leadership and communication experiences, and are able to apply a level-headed and disciplined approach to challenging situations. The 100,000 Jobs Mission has really been a great opportunity for Ernst & Young to come together with other companies and raise awareness about hiring veterans and the value they bring to any organization. We are truly honored by our opportunity to answer the call and participate in the 100,000 Jobs Mission." — Nancy Altobello, Americas Vice Chair, People, Ernst & Young LLP
"Our servicemen and women have earned the nation's respect and admiration, and ManTech is honored to be an employer of choice for thousands of veterans. The skills America's veterans acquire while in service plus their work ethic bring great value to any business, and we're committed to providing them meaningful opportunities to support our customers' critical missions." — Ed Glabus, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at ManTech "Our country's veterans deserve more than just our respect -- they deserve our support in helping them return to the civilian workforce. WellPoint is committed to supporting veterans through our partnership with the 100,000 Jobs Mission and other outreach efforts." — Linda Jimenez, Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President – Diversity and Inclusion at WellPoint, Inc.
“Our servicemen and women have earned the nation’s respect and admiration, and ManTech is honored to be an employer of choice for thousands of veterans. The skills America’s veterans acquire while in service plus their work ethic bring great value to any business, and we’re committed to providing them meaningful opportunities to support our customers’ critical missions.” — Ed Glabus, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at ManTech
“Our country’s veterans deserve more than just our respect -- they deserve our support in helping them return to the civilian workforce. WellPoint is committed to supporting veterans through our partnership with the 100,000 Jobs Mission and other outreach efforts.” — Linda Jimenez, Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President – Diversity and Inclusion at WellPoint, Inc.
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